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After 18 years of making do in rental accommodation, work is about to start on our new and carefully designed permanent home. It’s all due to your support. Read on to find out when we move, where we’ll be and what the building will look like. Continue reading “Update On The New Walkerville Vet Building”
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What To Do If A Dog Is Having A Seizure
- Stay calm: dogs almost never die from a seizure
- If poison is suspected, go to a vet as fast as is safe to do so
- Otherwise, make your dog comfortable and time the seizure
- If over 2 minutes, go immediately to an emergency vet
Now dive deeper… Continue reading “Seizures In Dogs”
I’ve been a vet for nearly a quarter century now. Over that time I’ve seen just about everything go wrong that can.
Pet disasters tend to go along recurring themes. If you know what they are, you have an excellent chance to avoid them. Continue reading “Ten Tips To Keep Pets Safe”
Trying to choose a puppy breed? There are lots of great reasons to choose certain dog breeds over others. Health should be one of these.
Of course, I would say that, wouldn’t I? I’m a vet after all. Continue reading “21 Healthy & Long Lived Dog Breeds”
‘Emergency Care’ (details below)
If A Dog Or Cat Is Bitten By A Snake
- Stay calm and keep your pet still and quiet
- Do not try to catch or kill the snake
- Do not wait until symptoms develop
- Immediately travel to an emergency vet, calling on the way if possible
Now dive deeper… Continue reading “Snake Bite In Dogs & Cats”
Have a look at the figures above. Any legitimate dog rescue charity would dream of numbers like these.
These are what greyhound adopters reported in a recent study, and I’m not surprised. I see tremendous levels of satisfaction among greyhound owners. They are a genuine alternative for new dog owners. Continue reading “The Pros & Cons Of Greyhound Adoption”
The poor kitties. Arthritis in cats is a disease that manages to be severe, unseen, unresearched and very common all at the same time. Continue reading “What Can I Give My Cat For Arthritis?”
There’s a lot of rubbish on the net…
Every time I bite into a crunchy apple, I hear the pitter-patter of eight tiny feet. That’s not some 8-legged apple monster, just my two hungry dogs. Continue reading “Are Apple Cores Poisonous To Dogs?”
Around half of the wet cat foods being sold in my local supermarket are unbalanced. There’s usually no warning on the label to say so. (see list below).
Did you know this? I didn’t until recently, and it’s my job to know, so I’m guessing you didn’t either. Continue reading “Unbalanced Cat Foods You’re Not Told About”
Recently, a well-respected Sydney academic published his behavioural data on over 6000 castrated male dogs. It’s created headlines like”Neutering Causes Behavior Problems In Male Dogs”.
Can this be true? You’ve probably been told that desexing reduces behaviour problems, not causes them! Continue reading “Male Dog Behaviour After Neutering: The Science”
Hair loss is a good example of how the skin problems of cats are different from dogs. It’s got a lot to do with their special grooming behaviour. Continue reading “Help! My Cat Is Losing Hair: Overgrooming or Stress?”